Wasatch County Holds First Public Hearing Over Second Amendment Sanctuary Proposal

Wasatch County Holds First Public Hearing Over Second Amendment Sanctuary Proposal

Credit Wasatch County The Wasatch County Council took public input for almost 3 hours on Wednesday night to consider becoming a Second Amendment “sanctuary county” via citizen’s initiative. The majority of the public comments were in support of the ordinance. Wasatch County Councilor Kendall Crittenden said he was approached by a group of residents a year ago asking the county to address concerns that they were losing their legal right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. He said the committee organized in August and has criticized him for dragging his feet, but he supports the ordinance fully. Crittenden said there were more than 50 people in the council chamber during the hearing. "And I just felt strongly during that period of time, that when we were doing Zoom meetings, we weren’t even meeting as a council,” he said. “This is an issue that we couldn’t do on a TV screen. This was an issue that we needed to get together and sit across the table from each other and talk about things and look at the people’s faces and expressions and ideas and their body language as we talked about some sensitive issues. And that’s why we delayed it, and it took till now, and here we are." The debate over gun rights in Wasatch County comes during a spate of mass shootings across the country, the most recent of which claimed 8 lives in a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on April 15. Input came from in-person and […]

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